Study: Children with High Functioning Autism at risk for Bullying

Mark Bertin Blog

While this study is pending acceptance in a peer-reviewed journal, the issue it raises is common.   Children with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome have often transitioned into more mainstream settings with fewer supports.   They may receive little or no support during less structured times during the day, such as lunch or recess, when in reality they often need more support …

STOP and take a break …

Mark Bertin Blog

I was asked after a recent talk to post the acronym “STOP.”  Quoted from the Umass Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, STOP is a way to remind ourselves to take a mental break when we need one, or to schedule one a few times a day.  Whenever the day is starting to feel hectic or overwhelming (or even when it …